Monthly Archives: January 2011

(Video) Rachel @Maddow on how Obama stopped the rightward drift of the center

Great segment by Rachel last night, on just how far to the right the American “center” has drifted since the days of Dwight Eisenhower, and how President Obama in his state of the union speech pulled it back. Visit msnbc.com … Continue reading

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(Video) Wow. This happened. Michele Bachmann’s strangely staged SOTU response

“Saturday Night Live” writers? Your job is like way, way too easy. And who’s the FAIL artist who didn’t tell La Bachmann which camera to look into? UPDATE: On Rachel Maddow’s overnight show Wednesday, NY Rep. Anthony Weiner said Bachmann … Continue reading

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SOTU Analysis: Obama goes for Kennedy, GOP opts for Nixon

President Obama delivered a hopeful speech to the nation Tuesday, calling on Americans — and a Washington audience tamed by bipartisan seating and the recent tragedy in Tucson — to put aside past differences and work together to “win the … Continue reading

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(Video) / Transcript: The President’s State of the Union speech

Here’s the video of the speech: Transcript after the jump.

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(Video) Chris Matthews’ epic Bachmann-Tea Party takedown

Words like “balloon-head” don’t get spoken often in cable news. But then again, there’s never been anything (okay, besides Sarah Palin…) like Michele Bachmann. The Congresswoman was “given the business” by Chris Matthews for an entire, hilarious, segment on Hardball … Continue reading

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Gaming the State of the Union

President Obama gives his big, once-a-year speech tonight. So is Pat Buchanan right that it will be a “can’t miss homerun?” … or will Paul Ryan and Michelle Bachman spoil the party?

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Clarence Thomas can’t figure out forms, SCOTUS hypocrisy, Beck’s ratings plunge and other ICYMI clicks

So … if a guy can’t figure out how to properly fill out his federal disclosure forms, does he really belong on the Supreme Court …? That question may be rattling around inside the heads of Clarence Thomas critics, after … Continue reading

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Obama ratings continue to climb ahead of SOTU, Rahm waits for court rescue and Nevada!

More good news for the president one day out from his State of the Union address: polls show his approval rating up to the mid-50s, driven by a sharp uptick in support from independents.

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A country armed to the teeth, and a deadly time for law enforcement

It’s been a deadly 24 hours for police officers around the country, especially in Florida, where two shootings in just over a week have left five officers dead. When do we start having the conversation about how law enforcement can … Continue reading

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Boehnerville: why things don’t look so hot for the GOP just now

Remember all that talk about the tea party “taking their country back?” Well, about that country …

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